Hello all, I applied and got into Penn State in the past year. I had a 31ACT and 3.7 uw gpa. After receiving all my letters of acceptance I was very unsure and did not do a lot of research in colleges bedsides us-news rankings. This lead me to go out of state to penn state for engineering (I also really liked the campus look during covid)
I am attending the summer session but have begun to feel… weird about my decision. I am originally from NJ and many people consider Rutgers better. Although I do not think the campus is as beautiful I can see why they think that way.
Anyways, I may be feeling homesick but I have looked online and in more detail about rankings for schools and engineering. I realized that, although penn state is ranked highly in engineering in US-news, starting salaries and internship opportunities do not appear very good as compared to other similar leveled schools.
- all these rankings, as the anxious kid I am (also I feel guilty having my parents pay for my tuition if I can’t get the best possible) have made me rethink coming to penn state
I need advice:
- should I even consider transferring to other schools (if so, which and why)
- what should I do to build my resume in penn state for a freshman engineer
- am I even being reasonable to be considering this or am I just overthinking everything like I always do?
Anything helps thanks